@ Crystal Uka Theres a point in this. IF they didn't think about the name they were using, then THAT is the PROBLEM. The fact that it didn't even cross their mind that the use of a historical figure and leader of Native American people was used as a "code-name" for a terrorist and enemy of the state is a problem, then there is an issue with Native American feelings being disregaurded. Its the fact that you stated yourself, ZERO thought went into it. We have a history that is pushed under the table and we are constantly dealing with issues like stereotypes and names that were given to us by ignorant people such as yourself. I will call you ignorant, because you lack an understanding. Just because our suffering started hundreds of years ago does not mean its ended, it STARTED that long ago. And since you are igorant, you would not see it as an issue of heritage because you're looking at it from your point of view only. PS the over excessive responses only show that your ill confidence in your own argument lacks the information you actually carry in your mind and heart. How much time did it take you to write that last response? Did you spell check and research too? Maybe you should include your sources. Here are mine: 1. Oral Tradition 2. Elders 3. Historical articles and journals 4. My own experience growing up on a reservation.
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 16:45